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TOEFL Vocabulary Test (40 Questions)

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1.
insatiable
adj. unable to be satisfied
v. to banish or exile; to withdraw from one’s country
v. to check or hinder
n. a. personal peculiarity
2.
anonymous
ad. indicating a happy outcome
n. one who denies that God exists
adj. of unknown authorship
v. to root out, destroy totally
3.
atheist
v. to make clear; to explain
n. a state of happiness; a high ability
v. to smile in a silly or affected way
n. one who denies that God exists
4.
cogent
v. to prevent, dispose of, or make unnecessary by appropriate actions
adj. pertaining to the common people; hence, common or vulgar
adj. having the force to compel, usually by appealing to reason
n. approval; praise
5.
apprehensive
adj. fearful
adj. unable to be satisfied
n. working together secretly for an evil purpose
adj. foul-smelling; harmful
6.
compensation
n. payment for services
v. to give a false idea of
v. to draw out
adj. sacrificing moral principles in order to attain power; politically cunning
7.
countenance
adj. excessive
n. eagerness; cheerful promptness
adj. worthy of belief
n. a face
8.
fictitious
n. amazement; lack of courage caused by fearful prospect
n. a remedy for all ills
adj. unreal; made-up
v. to paralyze with horror, fear, or surprise
9.
archetype
v. to restate in a brief, concise form; to sum up
adj. inclined to quarrel; warlike
n. an original pattern
n. one who proudly shows off his learning or who overrates his knowledge
10.
erudite
adj. acting solely from a consideration of reward or profit
adj. having or containing a lot of specialist knowledge
v. to exclaim or utter suddenly
adj. moderate in the use of food or drink
11.
plagiarism
adj. roomy
v. to yield; to admit as true
n. adopting and reproducing, without acknowledgment, the writings or ideas of another and passing them off as one’s own
v. to exercise self control; to keep from
12.
innuendo
n. an indirect reference or suggestion (frequently derogatory)
adj. festive; gay
adj. having the force to compel, usually by appealing to reason
adj. objectionable
13.
raconteur
n. a little world, or a universe in miniature
n. a skilled storyteller
adj. profuse or generous; given to extravagance
adj. excessive
14.
misanthropic
adj. deserving blame or censure
adj. excessive
adj. often of mistakes, extremely and noticeably bad
adj. hating or distrusting mankind
15.
incisive
v. to be sorry for
adj. cutting, penetrating
adj. inclined to believe anything; easily imposed upon
adv. with distrust
16.
onus
n. nearness
adj. gloomy; ill-humored
n. boredom; weariness of mind
n. burden; duty
17.
aesthetic
n. compelling a person by physical force or other means to do something against his will
n. a branching; sub-division
adj. winding; indirect
adj. pertaining to the beautiful
18.
convivial
adj. secret; stealthy
n. feeling of displeasure or indignation resulting from mistreatment or abuse
adj. swollen, inflated; using big or high-sounding words
adj. festive; gay
19.
dolorous
adj. constantly changing or varying in pattern or scenes
n. an indirect reference or suggestion (frequently derogatory)
adj. sorrowful; mournful
n. a privilege or power attaching to a position
20.
culpable
adj. deserving blame or censure
adj. inclined to believe anything; easily imposed upon
v. to quicken, speed tip
n. eagerness; cheerful promptness
21.
anthology
n. an indirect reference or suggestion (frequently derogatory)
n. payment for services
n. a collection of choice literary works
n. one who dabbles in the fine arts for amusement only and without concentrated study
22.
promulgate
adj. fearful
adj. of, or pertaining to, the world, as contrasted with the spirit
v. to publish or proclaim; to spread abroad
adj. of low morals; corrupt
23.
crass
adj. rigorously self-denying
adv. with distrust
adj. traveling about; wandering
adj. coarse and stupid
24.
proletariat
n. the wage-earning class
v. to express sympathy with another in sorrow, pain, or misfortune
adj. devoted to religious observances
adj. objectionable
25.
sleazy
n. a cliff
n. a distortion of the face to express an attitude or feeling
n. one who is at home in all countries
adj. flimsy and cheap
26.
grimace
adj. smooth-spoken, fluent
v. to twist about (usually with pain)
n. a distortion of the face to express an attitude or feeling
v. to express sympathy with another in sorrow, pain, or misfortune
27.
exultation
n. faithfulness
adj. positive in expressing an opinion
n. coward
n. great rejoicing
28.
bizarre
adj. pertaining to money
n. an extreme patriot
adj. queer; unusual in appearance
v. display or wave boastfully
29.
ubiquitous
v. to postpone or put off to another time
adj. all-powerful
v. to smile in a silly or affected way
adj. existing everywhere
30.
exotic
adj. strange and foreign
v. to walk about (or talk) aimlessly; to wind about (as a stream)
adj. pretending to be religious
adj. demonstrating originality, skill, or resourcefulness
31.
promontory
adj. trembling
adj. apparent; pretended
n. a cliff
n. to interpret, explain the sense of, or analyze
32.
hyperbole
adj. supreme power and authority; independent of the control of any other government
adj. ridiculous; producing laughter
n. extravagant exaggeration for effect
n. boredom; weariness of mind
33.
jettison
n. one who proudly shows off his learning or who overrates his knowledge
adj. lacking in self-confidence
v. to throw overboard (as cargo); to throw off (as a burden or something in the way )
adj. simple and straightforward; concealing nothing
34.
blithe
adj. gay and light-hearted in spirit or mood
adj. sorrowful; mournful
adj. of little worth or importance
adj. well-deserved (applied chiefly to punishment)
35.
benevolent
v. to encourage -or support
adj. kindly; charitable
n. boredom; weariness of mind
adj. genuine
36.
fiasco
adj. deadly
n. a ludicrous and complete failure
adj. queer; unusual in appearance
n. one who is at home in all countries
37.
flaunt
v. display or wave boastfully
adj. gripping and moving the feelings powerfully; piercing, biting, pointed
adj. despotic
n. great rejoicing
38.
writhe
adj. inclined to plunder or rob; preying on, others
v. to twist about (usually with pain)
n. a. personal peculiarity
adj. unrefined in speech or manners
39.
ire
adj. flimsy and cheap
v. to follow or result
n. an assumption made for the sake of argument
n. anger
40.
hypothesis
adj. in an early stage of development
n. an assumption made for the sake of argument
adj. given to joking or inappropriate gaiety; said in fun
adj. given to joking or inappropriate gaiety; said in fun
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